Full Time Editor

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ABOUT DETROIT PUBLIC TV

Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is Michigan’s largest and most watched television station serving Southeastern Michigan, and serves the most diverse public television audience in the country. DPTV is also the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning it operates independent of any educational, government or other institution. Its funding comes from the community it serves.

Each week more than two million people watch our four broadcast channels, and nearly 200,000 people listen to our radio station, WRCJ 90.9 FM for classical days and jazzy nights. In addition, DPTV is building the next generation of public media with our rapidly growing digital presence which has grown to reach more than half a million unique visitors through our website, YouTube channels, and social media platforms each month.

Our core values: excellence, innovation, trust, diversity, engagement and financial sustainability are evident in everything we do. From the engaging content we provide, to the way we work with viewers, supporters, board members and employees, to the local events we host, DPTV connects with thousands of our fellow community members each year.

Does the idea of joining our team of dedicated professionals with different backgrounds and experiences excite you? If so, we invite you to join us in our mission to educate, engage, entertain and inspire through the power of public media.

The Opportunity

We are actively pursuing a dynamic and diverse team member to join us in the role of Full Time Editor in Wixom, MI.

The Editor is responsible for the operation and maintenance of post-production equipment. Including but not limited to: Edit Suites, Archival Systems, Closed Captioning Software, and Air Chain Workflow.

Essential Functions

  • Work with and manipulate raw camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects to create a finished product ready for broadcast or other distribution methods
  • Edit promos and content interstitials for broadcast
  • Edit 30-min and 60-min instructional education videos for broadcast and digital distribution
  • Work with producers to tell a captivating story that helps capture Detroit Public Television’s vision and mission.
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills

  • Proven ability to edit with the Adobe Creative Suite including experience with Adobe After Effects
  • Ability to work well with others in a fast paced and high pressure environment
  • Commitment to quality and dedication to a strong team environment
  • Ability to work without direct supervision as well as with a supervising producer
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art broadcast technology

Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or post-secondary training in Communications Arts, or related field of study strongly preferred
  • 2-3 years of post-production experience

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What you’ll get

As part of the DPTV family, you will enjoy a complete package of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with employer match, HSA/FSA, life insurance, paid vacation days and paid holidays.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, our engaging and welcoming environment is a place where you can:

  • Experience the rewarding feeling of knowing you are a part of an organization committed to the greater good of the community.
  • Take a little time for fun and friendship. It’s not uncommon to catch people doing yoga together at lunch, conversing about their favorite part of a story during a book club meeting or enjoying a walk around the pond on a nice sunny day.
  • Continue to grow and learn through opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Share your input, knowing that your ideas are valued and always welcome.
  • Be yourself! We believe your uniqueness makes you an even greater asset to the team.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to:

HumanResources@dptv.org

Human Resources
WTVS Detroit Public Television
1 Clover Court
Wixom, MI 48393-2247

*No telephone calls or third parties.Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Posting Date: 10/14/2020

Detroit Educational Television Foundation, d/b/a Detroit Public Television and WRCJ 90.9 FM, is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability status, marital status, military status, or protected veteran status. Employment decisions at Detroit Public Television will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  The specific statements above are not intended to be all inclusive.

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